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Provides a comprehensive introduction to curriculum theories and approaches in early childhood and early primary settings.

Author: Claire McLachlan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316642849

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Provides a comprehensive introduction to curriculum theories and approaches in early childhood and early primary settings.
2018-03-30 By Claire McLachlan

Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.

Author: Ann M. Selmi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452240299

Category: Education

Page: 504

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Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners: Integrating Play and Literacy Activities is designed to teach early childhood professionals about the latest research on play and early literacy and then to show them practical methods for adapting this research to everyday classroom practices that will encourage the development of learning skills. The authors link solid, play-based research to specific developmentally appropriate practices. By combining these two areas, the text demonstrates that academic learning and play activities are highly compatible, and that children can and do develop academic skills through play. In addition, the text focuses on socio-dramatic play, a recently acknowledged, essential aspect of child-initiated play interactions. It provides specific strategies that link these interactive behaviors with the early academic skills needed for the initial primary grades. Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.
2014-08-12 By Ann M. Selmi

Author: Claudia Fuhriman Eliason

Publisher: Merrill Publishing Company

ISBN: 0675205727

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 462

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The constructivist format of this book encourages active involvement on the part of readers by asking them to observe, question, reflect, research, and analyze, thus allowing readers to create their own knowledge through their responses and ...

Author: Nancy Amanda Branscombe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136671364

Category: Education

Page: 392

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Through its unique integration of curriculum and learning principles, Early Childhood Curriculum: A Constructivist Perspective, 2nd Edition fosters authentic, developmentally appropriate practice for both preschool and early elementary classrooms. The constructivist format of this book encourages active involvement on the part of readers by asking them to observe, question, reflect, research, and analyze, thus allowing readers to create their own knowledge through their responses and actions. Early Childhood Curriculum examines curricular goals such as autonomy, development, and problem solving and links those goals with constructivist principles of learning. It explores ways teachers can create meaningful learning environments and choose curriculum tasks appropriately—in all content areas—that are linked to the learning and development needs of young children. The text provides a wealth of practical detail about implementing constructivist curriculum as the authors discuss classroom climate and management, room design, play, and cooperative learning, among other topics. The book also includes information about how teachers can meet required mandates and national and state standards in appropriate ways as they plan their curriculum, and examines the early childhood educator's role with community agencies, reform and legal mandates, and public relations. Special Features: • “Curriculum Strategies” highlight models for developing curriculum, including projects, curricular alignment, integration of various subject matter areas, and types of knowledge. • “Constructions” promote problem solving by allowing students to explore, revisit, examine, and learn from first-hand experience. • “Multiple Perspectives from the Field” provide interviews with teachers and other early childhood professionals, offering students a realistic look at the profession from a diverse group of educators. • “Teacher Dialogues” explore a wide range of student concerns, including curriculum, learning environments, assessment, and documentation, representing a collaborative support group for pre-service teachers and readers.
2013-07-24 By Nancy Amanda Branscombe

Curriculum and research : what are the gaps we ought to mind, redux / Nancy File -- Public policy and early childhood curriculum in the united states / Christopher P. Brown & David P. Barry -- Standards, correlations, and questions : ...

Author: Jennifer J. Mueller

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138103012

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 228

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Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Reexamined, Reclaimed, Renewedcritically and thoroughly examines key questions, aims and approaches in early childhood curricula. Designed to provide a theoretical and philosophical foundation for examining teaching and learning in the early years, this fully updated and timely second edition provokes discussion and analysis among all readers. What influences operate (both historically and currently) to impact what happens in young children's classrooms? Whose perspectives are dominant and whose are ignored? What values are explicit and implicit? Each chapter gives readers a starting point for reexamining key topics, encourages a rich exchange of ideas in the university classroom, and provides a valuable resource for professionals. This second edition has been fully revised to reflect the current complexities and tensions inherent in curricular decision-making, and features attention to policy, standardization, play, and diversity, providing readers with historical context, current theories, and new perspectives for the field. Curriculum in Early Childhood Educationis essential reading for those seeking to examine curriculum in early childhood and develop a stronger understandintandardization, play, and diversity, providing readers with historical context, current theories, and new perspectives for the field. Curriculum in Early Childhood Educationis essential reading for those seeking to examine curriculum in early childhood and develop a stronger understanding of how theories and philosophies intersect with the issues that accompany the creation and implementation of learning experiences.
2019-07-10 By Jennifer J. Mueller

In this book, a group of researchers and educators consider in detail the possibilities and tensions of curriculum-making in early childhood education.

Author: Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433108992

Category: Education

Page: 206

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In this book, a group of researchers and educators consider in detail the possibilities and tensions of curriculum-making in early childhood education. The book discusses a wide range of issues related to postfoundational approaches to curriculum, such as the images of children and educators, pedagogical narrations, reflective practice, transitions and routines, the visual arts, social change, and family-educator involvement in the classroom.

This volume offers readers an examination of the content areas in early childhood curriculum that honor Dewey's belief in active, integrated learning.

Author: Lynn Cohen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781781907016

Category: Education

Page: 203

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Education, according to John Dewey, should be viewed as dynamic and ongoing with direct teaching of integrated content knowledge. This volume offers readers an examination of the content areas in early childhood curriculum that honor Dewey's belief in active, integrated learning.
2013-07-12 By Lynn Cohen

This book enables the reader to not only access, and engage with developing theories and ideas, but also provides practical ideas and examples that have been tried and tested in the classroom.

Author: Elizabeth Wood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446204689

Category: Education

Page: 256

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`An excellent overview of the development in thinking about play, based on research into different aspects of play...This book enables the reader to not only access, and engage with developing theories and ideas, but also provides practical ideas and examples that have been tried and tested in the classroom. This book should be compulsory reading for every teacher of young children who are interested in developing their practice to provide a stimulating, active and playful environment with their children in which effective learning and positive attitudes are developed' - Bernadette Hancock, Headteacher of Christ the King Primary School, Cardiff `One of the major strengths of the book is that it makes some complex theory highly accessible to its audience....This makes it an excellent introductory book for use on inservice and undergraduate programs' - Sue Rogers, Institute of Education `This book aims to improve the quality of play in "educational" settings. It will be valuable for a wide range of practitioners' - Nursery World `In this new and updated edition of an outstanding book, Wood and Attfield once again demonstrate how young children make meaning, and construct knowledge, through play. They combine an informed discussion of the 'ideological tradition' of the early childhood pioneers, which continues to underpin most contemporary provision, with a refreshing openness to the new insights provided by recent research, and the new opportunities offered by the Foundation Stage era. Their unrivalled explanation of the links between theorists, such as Vygotsky, and classroom provision for play, is now expanded through considerations of recent findings in neuroscience, and a renewed awareness of the sociocultural contexts of childhood, as well as by studies which acknowledge the importance of boisterous, rough-and-tumble, play activities for children's development. And throughout, they remind readers and practitioners of the important distinction between play as a spontaneous activity of children ('play as such'), and the play which educators offer as a medium for learning' - Elizabeth Brooker, Course Leader: MA in Childhood Studies, Institute of Education 'This book provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the topical issue of teaching and learning through play. Chapters cover issues including assessment through play, the role of adults in children's play, the impact of play on social and emotional learning and how to develop a whole-school approach to learning through play. ...This book is theoretical and detailed but extremely interesting and there is certainly practical information to be found in it' - Early Talk This timely Second Edition explores recent developments which strongly endorse play as an integral part of the curriculum. The content has been fully revised to reflect contemporary thinking about the role and value of play in early childhood and beyond. A key focus is the provision of a secure theoretical and practical grounding for developing a pedagogy of play. In the first section, the authors provide an overview of recent developments in education policies, and reviews of research into different aspects of play. In the second section, the emphasis is on classroom practice, specifically: organizing and developing play with particular reference to the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1; establishing progression and continuity with Key Stage 1; assessing children's learning through play; the role of adults in children's play; using the plan-do-review approach to integrate child-initiated and adult-directed play; the importance of socio-dramatic play for children's social and emotional learning; and developing a whole-school play ethos. This book enables practitioners to create unity between play, learning and teaching, and to improve the quality of children's learning. New material provided by practitioners has been added, to show how this unity can be successfully achieved. This is an essential text for students of education. It is highly recommended to those undertaking degrees in Childhood Studies and those on Initial Teacher Training programmes in early years and primary education.
2005-05-17 By Elizabeth Wood

We learn often in life, but only once as a child. This popular book will help future teachers make the most of this special time. Here is complete coverage of how children learn, what they can learn, and how to teach them.

Author: Claudia Fuhriman Eliason

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123670882

Category: Education

Page: 455

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We learn often in life, but only once as a child. This popular book will help future teachers make the most of this special time. Here is complete coverage of how children learn, what they can learn, and how to teach them. The focus is on creating a child-centered curriculum that addresses children's needs in all developmental areas–physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive. The authors provide a wealth of meaningful teaching strategies–accompanied by lesson plans, activities, recipes, and more–that will meet the needs and interests of children ages three to eight, all synchronized to these children's developmental skills and cognitive capabilities. For teachers and future teachers specializing in Early Childhood Education.

With its chronological approach from infancy through Grade 3, this text directly ties curriculum to the understanding of child development.

Author: Sue C. Wortham

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X030562203

Category: Education

Page: 442

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Appropriate for undergraduate courses on curriculum methods in early childhood and primary grade education. This textbook uses current interpretations and applications of classic theories as a basis for understanding how to develop early childhood curriculum and instruction for children ages 0-8. The author stresses the need for readers to understand the foundations of their programs prior to developing and using quality curriculum and teaching. With its chronological approach from infancy through Grade 3, this text directly ties curriculum to the understanding of child development.
2010 By Sue C. Wortham

This third edition of The Early Childhood Curriculum provides the same coverage as the first edition and brings it up to date.

Author: Carol Seefeldt

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080773781X

Category: Education

Page: 310

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This third edition of The Early Childhood Curriculum provides the same coverage as the first edition and brings it up to date. Individual chapters present the research and practice of early childhood education by areas of curriculum content, play, oral language, reading, mathematics, science, social studies, movement, music and art. Introductory chapters include an overview of current developments in early education as well as a discussion of teaching strategies. It includes two new chapters on inclusion and the multicultural world of the early childhood classroom, an overview of current developments in the field.
1999-01-01 By Carol Seefeldt

The 2nd edition of The Early Childhood Curriculum includes information on the most recent trends in national curriculum standards, particularly in regard to the Common Core State Standards Initiative and the Next Generation Science ...

Author: Suzanne L. Krogh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134076239

Category: Education

Page: 358

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Based on research that demonstrates the powerful advantages of integrating the curriculum while providing inquiry opportunities, The Early Childhood Curriculum shows how to make such an approach work for all children, preschool through the primary grades. The text demonstrates how to confidently teach using inquiry-based methods that address the whole child, while also meeting and exceeding academic standards. Offering a foundation in early childhood theory, philosophy, research, and development, the 2nd edition of this unique textbook helps future teachers, as well as current educators, understand the "why" of curriculum in early childhood and invests them with the skills they need to move from simply following a script to knowledgeably creating curricula on their own. Since each curricular subject has its own integrity, there is a chapter for each discipline, grounding the reader in the essentials of the subject in order to foster knowledgeable and effective integration. The 2nd edition of The Early Childhood Curriculum includes information on the most recent trends in national curriculum standards, particularly in regard to the Common Core State Standards Initiative and the Next Generation Science Standards. Coupled with this information are practical suggestions for meeting standards while still providing young learners with a truly child-centered educational experience. Chapters contain real-life vignettes that demonstrate inquiry and integration in practice. The entire text reflects the philosophy that the use of inquiry to seek and obtain information is one of the most valuable and powerful tools children can acquire along the way to becoming lifelong learners.
2014-02-18 By Suzanne L. Krogh

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Author: Joan Packer Isenberg

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0132463121

Category: Education

Page: 528

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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This access code card provides access to the Enhanced Pearson eText Innovative, practical, and easy to use, Creative Materials and Activities for the Early Childhood Curriculum is the ideal research-based resource for helping all children from infancy through grade five learn in, through, and with the arts, while meeting national and state standards. With a focus on teaching the creative arts and other subjects in ways that engage children's minds and bodies, it looks at the teacher's role from multiple perspectives by addressing the concepts and importance of creativity, classroom environment, planning, and assessment. Included are over 400 standards-based activities, an abundance of children's literature suggestions, arts-infused content-area chapters, differentiated strategies across age and grade levels, technology suggestions, inspiring photos, practical examples, lesson segments, case studies, guidelines, and practical tips that can be put to immediate use in the classroom. Also included are a number of user-friendly approaches for using arts-based learning to meet the needs of diverse learners. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video to illustrate key concepts and pop-up assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* This access code card provides access to the new Enhanced Pearson eText, a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.
2014-07-13 By Joan Packer Isenberg

This comprehensive guide provides information on planning programs with a play-based, developmental curriculum for children from birth to five years of age and covers basic principles and current research in early childhood curricula.

Author: Carol Elaine Catron

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X030114787

Category: Education

Page: 407

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Appropriate for courses in Early Childhood Curriculum. Ages birth to 5. This comprehensive guide provides information on planning programs with a play-based, developmental curriculum for children from birth to five years of age and covers basic principles and current research in early childhood curricula. The text is unique in that it discusses the creative play model for use with children from infancy through preschool by presenting an integrated, individualized curricular approach that helps teachers to be sensitive to and to plan for young children with a variety of developmental and cultural backgrounds. Includes adaptations for young children with special needs in the Activity pages which are designed to quickly locate suggested activities, by domain. To enhance the book's focus on observation in curriculum planning, the unique Developmental Checklist pages are perforated for student use when observing or working with young children.

Argues that pre-school children have a less apprehensive view of the future than adolescents and that an effective programme in the early years can counteract the difficulties youths experience.

Author: Jane M. Page

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415191173

Category: Education

Page: 132

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Argues that pre-school children have a less apprehensive view of the future than adolescents and that an effective programme in the early years can counteract the difficulties youths experience.
2000 By Jane M. Page

Containing chapters from highly respected researchers, whose work has been critical to building knowledge and expertise in the field, this Handbook focuses on examining historical, current and future research issues in play and learning ...

Author: Elizabeth Brooker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473907164

Category: Education

Page: 448

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'This Handbook offers diverse perspectives from scholars across the globe who help us see play in new ways. At the same time the basic nature of play gives a context for us to learn new theoretical frameworks and methods. A real gem!' - Beth Graue, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, USA Play and learning scholarship has developed considerably over the last decade, as has the recognition of its importance to children’s learning and development. Containing chapters from highly respected researchers, whose work has been critical to building knowledge and expertise in the field, this Handbook focuses on examining historical, current and future research issues in play and learning scholarship. Organized into three sections which consider: theoretical and philosophical perspectives on play and learning play in pedagogy, curriculum and assessment play contexts. The Handbook's breadth, clarity and rigor will make it essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students, as well as professionals with interest in this dynamic and changing field. Liz Brooker is Reader in Early Childhood in the Faculty of Children and Learning at the Institute of Education, University of London. Mindy Blaise is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Early Childhood Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Susan Edwards is Associate Professor in Curriculum and Pedagogy at Australian Catholic University. This handbook's International Advisory Board included: Jo Aliwood, The University of Newcastle, Australia Pat Broadhead, Leeds Metropolitan University, Australia Stig Brostrom, Aarhus University, Denmark Hasina Ebrahim, University of the Free State, South Africa Beth Graue, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, USA Amita Gupta, The City College of New York, CUNY, USA Marjatta Kalliala, University of Helsinki, Finland Rebecca Kantor, University of Colorado Denver, USA Colette Murphy, Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ellen Sandseter, Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education, Norway
2014-06-17 By Elizabeth Brooker

The appendix is jam-packed with songs, recipes, and games. This book is like having a master teacher at your side for inspiration all year long.

Author: Pamela Byrne Schiller

Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.

ISBN: 0876591950

Category: Education

Page: 463

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A versatile sourcebook for planning classroom activities all year round.

Written by a diverse and experienced author team, this text engages readers to connect the most modern educational and developmental theory and research to developmentally appropriate practices and applications that are easily implemented ...

Author: Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412973458

Category: Education

Page: 576

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Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional is an inspiring introduction to the world of early childhood education, preparing the teachers of tomorrow to reach their full potential in their schools and communities. Written by a diverse and experienced author team (Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle, Ana Garcia-Nevarez, Wanda J. Roundtree-Henderson, and Alicia Valero-Kerrick), this text engages readers to connect contemporary educational and developmental theory and research to developmentally appropriate practices and applications that are easily implemented in the classroom. In response to today’s ever-changing educational environment, the text focuses on both the importance of taking personal and professional responsibility, as well as today’s issues in diversity—from supporting children with exceptionalities to supporting children and families in broader cultural contexts.

This book will be the first one of its kind to focus on early childhood curriculum in Chinese societies – from social context and culture to reforms and practices, and finally to the lessons that researchers, policymakers and ...

Author: Weipeng Yang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351027243

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Although Chinese societies have generally become striking as the classic over-achievers in international measures of academic performance, there has been no specialised publication exploring early childhood curriculum in Chinese contexts. Through this book, readers will learn more about how the Chinese context and culture collide with educators’ beliefs about the right activities for children and educators in early childhood settings. This book will be the first one of its kind to focus on early childhood curriculum in Chinese societies – from social context and culture to reforms and practices, and finally to the lessons that researchers, policymakers and practitioners could learn, as well as future directions. Is play valued? Are young children schooled earlier in Chinese societies? How do Chinese children learn in kindergartens? What is valued by Chinese educators when they implement early childhood curricula? How do Chinese teachers deliver early childhood curricula for their young children? Why were Chinese early childhood curricula implemented in these ways? Answers to these questions and more will be provided in this pioneering book.
2019-03-13 By Weipeng Yang

The text proposes a cultural historical framework to explore diverse approaches to early years education, drawing on research and examples of practice across a range of international contexts.

Author: Claire McLachlan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521759110

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Early Childhood Curriculum addresses current approaches to curriculum for infants, toddlers and young children, ages birth to eight. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the curriculum issues that student teachers and emerging practitioners will face and equips them with the decision-making tools that will ultimately enhance and promote young children's learning. The text proposes a cultural historical framework to explore diverse approaches to early years education, drawing on research and examples of practice across a range of international contexts. It offers a clear focus on domain areas of the curriculum - the arts, health and wellbeing, literacy and language, science and maths, and information and communication technology - so that teachers are able to gain a breadth of understanding and effectively plan, design and implement curriculum strategy.
2010-03-22 By Claire McLachlan

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